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Rotten to the Core: Obama's War on Academic Standards (Part 1)

s230 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:51 PM
I was amazed that my son still hasn't totally grasped his multiplication tables and he is in the 7th grade. We have had weekends at home drilling them into his brain. His sister, just two years ahead of him had a teacher who was drill and my daughter is a whiz. The teacher was forced out of the school because it was too much for the kids to have a competition each week to see who was learning their math facts. She was the best teacher my daughter ever had. Very old-school, but loved every kid in her class and they were powerful when they went against the other 4 classes at our elementary. They knew their facts! Also interested in the high school English genre where my daughter just came home from an authors festival and the author
jrobson Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:20 AM
http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/
s230 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:53 PM
told a group of high schoolers that her favorite term to use when writing her teen love stories as the "f" word. My daughter's English teacher thinks this is adventurous and is encouraging them to read this author's pornagraphic, drug-laced, alcolhol abusing novels. Not sure why this "genre" is acceptable.
NovusOrdoSeclorum Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:28 PM
Who is this author? What festival?

America's downfall doesn't begin with the "low-information voter." It starts with the no-knowledge student.

For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity and social justice. "Progressive" reformers denounced Western civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers and the Great Books as racist. They attacked traditional grammar classes as irrelevant in modern life. They deemed ability grouping of students (tracking) bad for self-esteem. They replaced time-tested rote techniques and standard algorithms with fuzzy math, inventive spelling and multicultural claptrap.

Under President Obama, these top-down mal-formers -- empowered by Washington education bureaucrats and backed...